Story By: James King, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A suspected paedophile British schoolteacher is facing the cane and jail time in Singapore after he admitted to molesting a four-year-old girl while teaching her English.
The teacher, identified as Richard Christopher Monks, 29, was employed to teach reading to a class of five children aged between four and five at a language centre in the island state of Singapore.
The classroom where he was teaching the kids had CCTV installed, however, the British man had managed to circumvent this by putting the kids in front of the video that he wanted them to watch and then sitting behind the girl so he could put his hand under her dress without being filmed.
He also reportedly used his own mobile phone to film what he was doing, apparently without anybody who was monitoring the CCTV realising what was going on because if where he was positioned.
The abuse came to light when the girl refused to go to the class and complained to her mother that “teacher Richard” had been touching her.
The mother reported the case to the Kampong Java Police Centre and the British man was arrested in November 2018 after he re-entered the country from a short trip to Thailand.
Police were unable to confirm how many times it happened as the teacher claimed to have lost his video while in Thailand.
Initially, he denied any abuse but later confessed to a single instance and the case was adjourned for sentencing. He faces a fine, being caned, and a jail term of up to five years.
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